The Revere High School softball team made its final game at Hill Park a triumphant one, defeating Lowell, 3-2, in eight innings Thursday in a Division 1 North state tournament game.
Senior Aliza Anderson singled with two outs to bring home the winning run. Freshman Ally Hinojosa had a clutch triple to right centerfield and junior Stephanie Gregorio had an infield single down the third base line (Hinojosa wisely stayed at third on the play) to set the stage for Anderson’s winning hit.
Sophomore third baseman Kristina Stella was a defensive standout, turning in several outstanding plays while making strong, accurate throws across the diamond to Hinojosa at first base. Stella ended a Lowell threat by fielding the ball, stepping on third, and then firing a strike to complete an inning-ending double play.
Freshman Victoria Russo made a superb running catch in left field to deny Lowell an extra basehit. Junior shortstop Logan DiCarlo showed her excellent range by fielding a grounder heading to centerfield and turning it into an out on a fielder’s choice. Junior rightfielder Cassandra DiBella and junior second baseman Noel MacDonald also contributed to Revere’s outstanding overall defensive effort.
Senior Jacqui Noel drew a walk and used her fine speed to steal a base before freshman Juliana Cecere had an RBI single in the first inning. Stella (double) scored Revere’s second run on a passed ball in the third.
Sophomore pitcher Sabrina Palermo was very effective in a complete game performance.
Hill Park, the long-time home field of the Revere High softball program and local youth and adult softball leagues, will be the site of a new elementary school.
Revere will travel to Lexington Saturday for a 7 p.m. state tournament game.